Recently, Governor Cuomo signed Bill S. 6577/A. 8421 (the %u201CHarassment Statute%u201D) into law. The Harassment Statute will significantly expand potential liability for all New York employers for any form of unlawful harassment%u2014not just sexual harassment. If you are an employer in New York, it is strongly recommended that you thoroughly review the Harassment Statute in detail.
Many municipalities allow for two, three or four family homes in a multi-family zone. Traditionally, these consist of a single structure with two or more units, owned by a single person or entity who rents out one or more of the apartment units. There is a growing trend for cities to expand the multi-family zone.
A 2-1 decision by the OSH Review Commission recently reversed an Administrative Law Judge decision that had affirmed an OSHA citation alleging a violation of the General Duty Clause ("GDC"),
For years there have been complaints in the construction industry about owners and upstream contractors failing to issue timely payments to their downstream contractors, subcontractors and suppliers and, at the threat of declaring them in breach of contract, keeping them working on the job in spite of such late (or non-) payment.
In the case of Joseph Palmisano, et al. v. CrowderGulf, LLC, et al., the United States District Court for the District Court of New Jersey held that corporate officers are not individually liable for a failure to pay prevailing wages under New Jersey's Prevailing Wage Act.